Ridiculously Awesome Mashed Potatoes

Ridiculously awesome mashed potatoes are made with Yukon Golds, plenty of butter, and mad spices. Get them on your table.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Up to 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Chop your clean potatoes in half then quarters (8 pieces in all) and add them to a large pot. Pour cold water over the potatoes, just enough to cover. Add a fat pinch of salt for a bit of flavor, put a lid on your pot, and place it over high heat. Boil your potatoes until they're fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the hot pot, off the heat.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, adding just a splash of milk at a time, and use a masher, the type with the s-shaped curves, to smash your potatoes. Leave a few chunks. They add character. Don't over mix, or your mashed potatoes will get gummy.
  4. Stir and taste for seasonings. If your mixture is too stiff, you can add a bit more milk. Don't be afraid to look through your spices and add whatever strikes your fancy. Get ready for compliments.

Keywords: Potatoes

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